Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Altered: Beautiful Tins

All of us have used lots of moisturizes this winter, and surely there are some empty tins, and bottles lying around waiting to meet the bin. I wanted to use the empty Nivea Creme tins to store some teeny tiny craft elements and so I decided to give them a new look.

I started off by washing the tins thoroughly, leaving them squeaky clean and ready for the makeover. Once dry, I spray painted them Coca Brown and let the paint dry.

TIP: Spray paint the base and lid separately, this will ensure complete coverage. Do not touch the box until it is completely dry; If you do, the paint will just wipe off.

Next I chose some of my favorite stencils, and placed them on the box, in a manner that the design would cover the raised text.
Stampers Anonymous Stencil Floral 2017 release
I am using the Floral stencil from Tim Holtz's layering stencils collection - 2017. Once happy with the position, I stenciled modeling paste onto the box.

Since this is tin, and the base isn't flat, the stencil slips when applying the paste. You can tape it down if you like, but I just held it down with my hand as I wasn't looking for a perfect print.

While the paste was drying, I activated Bashful Blue, Chiffon Pink and Sea Glass Twinkling H2O's for coloring the stenciled design.

Colored parts of the design, and left it to dry.

I altered three tins, using three different designs, and each looks beautiful.

You can layer the inside of the base with felt -- if you like.

Linking it to Altered Eclectics monthly challenge. 

Happy Crafting!


  1. The Nivea cans are very good to alter, I usually use them for altering, just like you. :D
    Yours are amazing, great job, Saba!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics!!!
    Arlette DT

  2. These are just beautiful! I love the designs and the color palettes. Very nice work. The cans make really nice storage for embellishments and keeps your craft space pretty! Thanks for sharing your project and your tutorial!
    Chanam DT

    1. thank you so much Chana! They are a beautiful addition to my craft room =D

  3. Oh, Saba, I forgot to say thanks for sharing your project and tutorial with us here at Altered Eclectics!
    Chana, DT


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